In the Media


6 Midwestern Organizations Helping Children Thrive

The Shadow Buddies Foundation was listed by Ezvid Wiki as one of six Midwestern organizations helping children thrive. Other organizations listed were Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Children & Families of Iowa, Minnesota Reading Corps, Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, and Children's Hunger Alliance. Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world's first video wiki, and is now among the top 3,000 websites in the United States.


Shadow Buddies on KMBC News

A special benefit this week benefits the Shadow Buddies Foundation, a local non-profit group that helps kids cope with unimaginable health issues. 24 years ago, Marty Postlethwait made the first "shadow buddy" for her son, Miles, who was born with congenital health issues. 'Shadow buddies' are dolls designed to give sick children a friend who can share their journey.


Thunder’s Paul George Donates ‘Super Buddy’ Dolls To EMSA To Help Comfort Children

Oklahoma's Own News 9 reports on how Paul George of the OKC Thunder is making a difference. Paul George wants to help provide comfort to children who are experiencing a traumatic experience by making sure EMSA vehicles are equipped with the "Super Buddy" doll. The dolls are given to children difficult situations which also gives the child the opportunity to connect with Paul George.


The Shadow Buddy System

Since its founding,1.6 million Shadow Buddies have been distributed worldwide in 19 different countries and all 50 states. The organization has worked with 178 hospitals as well as other charities and organizations benefiting kids. The Shadow Buddies product line now includes Buddies that represent 31 medical and emotional conditions, providing kids with comfort and emotional support while fostering compassion and awareness of differences.
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ESPN 5 Discusses how T.J. Carrie shares the holiday spirit with Shadow Buddies

T.J. Carrie of the Cleveland Browns visited families in the new cardiac step down unit at University Hospital's Rainbow Baby & Childrens Hospital. TJ, who had open heart surgery as a kid, distributed "Heart Shadow Buddies" for patients to have as comfort while at the hospital. Shares T.J. Carrie’s Story about his partnership with Shadow Buddies sits down with T.J. Carrie to discuss the scar that opened his heart and made the man and player he is today along with his partnership with Shadow Buddies.

Fox 4 KC Features Shadow Buddies 2018 Fantasy Flight to the North Pole

Fox 4 KC covers the 2018 Shadow Buddies Fantasy Flight on Saturday, December 8, 2018. 50 local children with life-challenging illnesses that wee transported to the North Pole and a winter wonderland on behalf of the United Airlines employees based in Kansas City and the Shadow Buddies Foundation.


NFL News Shares Story on T.J. Carrie’s Partnership with Shadow Buddies

NFL News covers how T.J. Carrie's foundation has bought dozens and dozens of Shadow Buddies, with stitches across the heart, and he's personally delivered each one to a child or teen who's undergone a heart procedure. He says it's important to sit with families in a hospital, remembering his own sitting there alone with him.


Shadow Buddies on KCTV-5 Featuring Brex’s Buddies

KCTV-5 shares the story of one mother who turned her personal tragedy into a superhero legacy with the help of The Shadow Buddies.

Shadow Buddies Featured on KC Cares Podcast

KC Cares shares stories of local nonprofits in an effort to connect them with the community. Listen to the podcast from October 18, 2018, featuring Shadow Buddies and some other great nonprofits in KC!


Paul George Teams Up with Shadow Buddies February 2018

Shadow Buddies Celebrates 1 Millionth Buddy August 2016


Shadow Buddies offering comfort and hope to children in the hospital August 2017


Chiefs’ Travis Kelce plays sidekick to young hospital patient ‘super heroes’​



Chief Travis Kelce Named Week 13 NFLPA Community MVP – The Buddy System​



Shadow Buddies bring comfort to sick Children

Dr. Martin Parks and his wife, Cheryl join the Shadow Buddies Team.


KC Area Woman Sends Sick Kids Into Surgery With Shadow Buddies

Larry Moore of KMBC Channel 9 provides a great story on our Founder and her mission


Tony Gonzalez Delivers Buddies to Long Beach Hospital

Tony Gonzalez brings buddies to Long Beach hospital


Cassel Goes to Training Camp With Buddies Supporters

Raffle winners got a chance to learn the position of QB from our very own Matt Cassel


Shadow Buddies Responds When Mattel Wouldn’t

When Mattel wouldn't answer a request of a young girl with cancer, the Shadow Buddies Foundation did.


Tony Richardson Delivers Buddies to New York Hospital

Pro Bowl Fullback Tony Richardson delivers Shadow Buddies to NYC hospital.


Doll Buddies to Kids

Story on the Shadow Buddies Foundation in the Chicago Tribune


Shadow Buddy Dolls Help Sick Children Smile

Here is a story featured in the Los Angeles Times